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Chicago Heights Star (Newspaper) - December 5, 1999, Chicago Heights, Illinois Needy take part in centers sharing every Yearby Loann Mathews every year at Holiday time someone who never received assistance from Jones memorial Community Center in Chicago Heights receives a food Basket says Nancy George executive director of the Agency. A senior citizen May use his or her Money to buy medic a t i o n s instead of food. A father who lost his Job May not be George Able to afford food for his children. A family May have been too proud to ask for help but a concerned Friend gets the food for them. Up to 400 families will receive food baskets this Holiday season from Jones Center which will participate again in project share. The 25-year-old Holiday food drive is organized by Midwest suburban publishing but depends on 11 local agencies Jones Center included to distribute the food. This year project share Aims to feed 6,000 families. Readers who wish to donate Money to help feed the hungry May do so by sending a Check to project share map 6901 w. 159th St., Tinley Park 60477. A dinner for a family of four costs $12. Besides needing volunteers to sort and pack the food Jones Center will need people to unload the food from the trucks that deliver it. A a that a a big problem a George says. A unloading is a muscle Job and in this building there Are stairs everywhere we the people who receive the food however Are appreciative. Their a thank yous reflect that appreciation for the weeks Worth of food in the baskets. It seems though there is always a need for More food. A a we re always Short of canned fruit a George says. Other items the Agency can use Are Margarine eggs flour and fresh fruit especially for senior citizens. Most families today Are smaller and poorer than in the past George explains. Those who come to Jones for assistance Are often single mothers with one or two children and senior citizens in their 80s and older who have such Small social Security checks they Are very poor. George understands the need in the South suburbs. A i came Here in 1957 for six weeks a she says. A i went Back to school but came Back Here and just the Agency provides a Host of services to the Community from children and teen activities a basketball league and women a club to a soup Kitchen and food pantry. A you done to have to have a problem to come Here a George says. Other agencies that work with project share Are the salvation army the Worth township food pantry Community economic and development association agencies in Bloom Rich Harvey and Robbins. And fish Mokena Marley Frankfort Hope Community services respond now South Chicago chamber of Commerce together we Cope. Information about either giving to or receiving donations from Jones memorial Community Center is available from George at 708 757-5395. More information about project share is with sue Rosinski map promotions 708 633-6971 or at both the Star and Southtown web Sites and Are several ways you can contribute to project share every year hundreds of area residents participate in project share in various ways. Some by donating Cash to the Midwest suburban publishing Holiday food drive others by shopping at Walt a food stores and still others by donating non perishable food items at various locations throughout the Southland. This food is donated to the food pantries operated by la project share agencies. These Sites have announced food drives for the Holiday food program Chicago Heights Csc International 500 s. State St. Collects food from monday through Friday and makes a monetary donation. Marcy Meyer has details at 708 891-3456. Country club Hills City of country club Hills accepts donations through dec. 15. Items May be brought to the Vestibule of City Hall 4200 w. 183rd St., or to first Midwest Bank at 4101 w. 183rd St., country club Hills. Food will be divided Between project share and the St. Vincent Depaul society. Wanda Cornein has details at 708 798-2616, ext. 2260. Flossmoor Flossmoor Hills elementary school 3721 Beech St., accepts donations through dec. 15. Andy Baltazar has information at 708 206-2737. Flossmoor re Max South suburban 19740 governors Highway accepts items through Friday. One May drop off items weekdays from 8 . To 8 ., saturdays and sundays from 9 . To 5 Mike Kroopkin has information at 708 798-1333. Frankfort coldwell banker Honig Bell 625 n. Lagrange Road serves As a drop off location until dec. 13. Items May be dropped off monday through thursday Between 9 . And 8 ., Friday and saturday from 9 . To 6 And sunday from to . To 4 Denise Underwood has details at 815 469-3939. Harvey restoration ministries 253 e. 159th St., serves As a drop off site for project share. Jacki Rivera has information at 708 333-3370. Hazel Crest South suburban Hospital 17800 s. Kedzie ave. Lenora Bridges at 708 799-8000, ext. 3006, is in charge of the hospitals program which includes food donated by both employees and Hospital visitors. The drive ends dec. 13. Homewood Flossmoor Homewood Flossmoor Park District accepts items through Friday. Pam Melnyk has details at 708 957-0300. Donations May be dropped off at these locations a administration Center 3301 Flossmoor Road Flossmoor weekdays from 8 30 . To 5 A Marie Irwin Center on Ridge Road Homewood monday through thursday from 8 30 . To 7 30 ., fridays from 8 30 . To 4 30 And saturdays from 9 . To noon a of Racquet amp fitness club weekdays from 6 . To to And weekends from 7 . To 5 A of ice Arena weekdays from 8 . To 9 And weekends from 8 . To 5 Mokena through dec. 17, the 1-80 regional Myca accepts nonperishable items. Melanie Johnson has information at 708 478-9622. The Myca is at 19815 s. Lagrange Road. Oak Forest through saturday Oak forests City Hall 15440 s. Central ave., serves As a food drop off site for residents interested in helping project share families. Pat Kolar at 708 687-4050. Ext. 112 is chairman of the drive. Olympia Fields Olympia Fields osteopathic Hospital 20201 Crawford ave., hosts a food drive until Friday. Joann Keenan and Douglas Foglietta Are in charge of the drive for the second year in a Row. Again the drive is for employees and Hospital Visi a Jfe Tzaeu amp since 1931 Quality Candy and ice Cream place your corporate orders now order your Holiday chocolates Early we roast our own nuts on premises. 18211-13 Dixie Hwy. Homewood in 60430 708 799-3835 looking for a new stove find it on your desktop. Rob Hka we a of Coli ftjfc.-. Star newspapers classified online for Home delivery Call 708-802-8000 Elpi Juthe cancer support Center is a free program dedicated to a encouraging educating and j supporting people with cancer their families and friends. For More information please Call Quot i \ 708 798-9171_ cancer support Center 2028 Elm Street Homewood in tors. Orland Park Borders books and music at 15260 s. Lagrange Road will again serve As a drop off location for non perishable food items. Keltryn Putnam is in charge of the event. She May be reached at 708 460-7566. Orland Park Gold a gym collects non perishable items through dec. 17. Information is with Susan Keefer at the gym 15750 s. Harlem ave., 708 429-5438. Palos Hills is. Constantine and Helen greek orthodox Church 11025 s. Roberts Road accepts non perishable donations through the Holiday season. Donation boxes Are inside All Church entrances. Chris Avram Poulos has More information at 708 974-3400. South Holland Humana inc. Medicare sales South 16242 s. Prince drive collects non perishable donations until dec. 13. Devalyn Kirkman has information at 708 210-0600 or 708 210-0610. Steger on target Archery amp outfitters sponsors its fourth annual Holiday shoot on Friday. All proceeds Benefit project share. Entrants Are asked for a monetary donation plus a food donation. The shop is at 3221 Louis Sherman drive 708 755-4868. Tinley Park boy scout troop 380 collects non perishable food in certain Tinley Park neighbourhoods on saturday. Items May be dropped off saturday at 8643 Carriage Lane. Kevin Koran has details at 708 532-2598 after 6 Dick Weems and Jack Williams pack up a Box of food for project share at coldwell banker Honig Bell 625 Star photo by Phil faso n. Lagrange Road Frankfort. The office will collect food from area residents until dec. 13. Walt a food connection area residents who shop at any of Walt a food stores and Purchase selected Kraft foods products from now through dec. 31 also help project share. Krafts a families helping families program will donate to cents per product bought to project share for its food drive. Walt a stores Are in Tinley Park Homewood Crete South Holland and Dyer ind. Dave Rudolf Benefit South suburban comedian Dave Rudolf plans his 14th annual project share Benefit saturday at Freedom Hall in Park Forest. Rudolf and his friends present a fun filled night of family entertainment at 7 Tickets Are $6, $5 with a food donation for project share. All proceeds Are donated to the Holiday food drive. More information about share Sites is with sue Hoffmann at 708 633-6972. Rand or Kats fashions amp shoes 113 Lincoln mall a Matteson a 708 283-9556 lower level wards Entrance a Sale ends 12/12/99 Penin All regular Price merchandise Matteson location Only women a shoes j. Renee Timothy Hitsman proxy Onex Desiree Moda Spana sizes to 13 wide widths available or. 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